Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Turn Signal lady? My rant.

Do they still put turn signals on 2008 Dodge Mini Vans? The answer to this question can be debatable. I can honestly say it drives me crazy when people do not use there turn singals. Have you ever been following a car and reached down to turn the radio station only to look up and have the car in front of you slam on their brakes and turn without a signal? Nothing yanks my chain more! I know this has happened to everyone and maybe you have even done it to someone yourself.

Oh yeah and have you ever had someone follow right on your ass and the only thing in the world that would fix your anger is to slam on your brakes? This usually works for me except the time when it all went wrong and I may of brake checked just a little too hard and maybe a tad too long. That ended up with a trashed backend and a whole lot of hassle and police.

How many times do you have to do something horrible to learn your lesson? How many tragedies will you hear about until you finally decide not to text while driving? I know all this drives me crazy but, I still find myself doing all of this when I am behind the wheel. It is a very hard habit to break and I think the only way I will be able to break it is if I get pulled over for it or I get in a nasty accident. I read a story a few years ago where a group of six teenagers about my age were driving on the freeway and the driver was texting. The group of kids veered over into the lane beside them right under an eighteen wheeled semi. Everyone in the accident was killed on the spot. You would think that this would make me not want to text and drive, but old habits die hard.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Where did that come from?

It was not long after getting my license that I experienced my first devastating, bone shattering accident. Naturally, being a new driver, I was extremely anxious to be driving my new 2006 Pontiac Grand AM, although I did not know that my skills were very limited. It was on New Year’s Eve night during an insane snow blizzard that I decided I needed to get away from my parents and go party the night away. Now, I will not say I am a bad driver, but driving on icy and snowy road conditions was not listed on stuff I am experienced with, that is for sure.

Although, my dad was telling me not to leave the house on that cold, snowing, winter night, I did not listen and I went anyway. What happened next would change how I felt about driving in the snow for the rest of my natural born life. I entered the highway merging with traffic in the busy four-lane. Things were going very good, I had the music turned up high and the new heater was blasting in my face. With my unknowing parents back at home in bed, I was on top of the world. Next, I went to take my exit towards my friend Ashley’s house to arrive at her giant New Years Eve party fashionably late. I turned right at the stop light when I got to the bottom of the exit ramp. The roads had doubled in snow accumulation since I left for the party. As I turned at the stop light I hit a patch of ice and did a 180 turn. I took a deep breath and put the car in reverse to turn myself around. Just as I was getting back into my lane of traffic, a green SUV came hurtling towards my front end. It hit me with the sound of crushing metal and flying glass from my windshield that had exploded upon impact. My arm was pinned in my mangled steering wheel. My head felt hot, I realized I was bleeding from the top of my head.

Next, the other driver called 911 and then I do not remember anything until the paramedics showed up to cut me out of my car. I sat in the back of the ambulance until my parents showed up to get me. My arm turned out to be only bruised on the bone and my head only needed a quick liquid stitch from the paramedic who was cleaning me up. My parents were upset with me but they knew I had learned my lesson.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Introduction to My Wonderful Blogs

Hey everyone out there who is reading this blog. So I will start off saying I absoughtly hate using computers so this blogging experience will more then likely be some adventure. And plus its my first time to ever blog. The topic I want to write about involves my bad driving. Although I am so young, I have tons of stuff to talk about when it comes to getting in trouble when i am faced behind the wheel. I also will talk about how not only am I a bad driver, but how it drives me crazy the way other people drive as well. This can be anyone from my grandpa who will not exceed over 45miles a hour on the freeway, or even the mean people who will not let you over in a lane when its very much necessary. I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences that include getting speeding tickets, totling 3 cars and a variety of stuff. Thank you for checking my blog out.